Abstract

[Excerpt] … In the previous chapters, I studied in detail the sampling zones delineated as Skew Valley, Gum Tree Valley Spirit Group (GTVS), Eagle Group (GTVE), Kangaroo Group (GTVK), Woman Group (GTVW), Top Group (GTVT), and the small ‘GTVT Village’. These sample zones are the areas of higher density of petroglyphs observed in the two valleys. They are located in different topographical places: near the sea, close to the middens, at the entrance of a valley, on top of hills commanding a view of the coast and the valley, at the top of a valley … all these areas can be considered as ‘sites’. It is time now to compare them in order to show their differences and their similarities, to understand clearly the use of the environment by the first inhabitants of this region and its evolution through the time. For each test zone a cumulative graph was established with the database. The individual site data were then combined and are presented here … to provide information that details, develops and summarizes the multiple observations made separately during the studies of these different ‘groups’.

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Lorblanchet, 2018. Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., Online 27: 669–686
Author
Michel Lorblanchet
Year
2018
Title
Comparisons between the six zones studied in Skew Valley and Gum Tree Valley. In Archaeology and Petroglyphs of Dampier (Western Australia), an Archaeological Investigation of Skew Valley and Gum Tree Valley, ed. G K Ward and K Mulvaney, chapter 8
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum online
Volume
27
Start Page
669
End Page
686
DOI
10.3853/j.1835-4211.27.2018.1696
Language
English
Date Published
19 December 2018
Cover Date
19 December 2018
ISSN
ISSN 1835-4211 (online)
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ARCHAEOLOGY; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; ANTHROPOLOGY; ROCK ART
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19 December 2018
Available Online
19 December 2018
Reference Number
1696
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